A Day in the Cholistan Desert

A Day in the Cholistan Desert
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Day in the Cholistan Desert We met in a sparsely furnished office building whose windows rattled when the wind blew.  Two young and eager Pakistani soil scientists had been assigned to escort us to one of...
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Pani Pulau

Pani Pulau
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Pani Pulau Snippets of memory, the stuff of legacy stories…  That was the theme of a recent chronicle by the Footloose Forester .  Today another snippet of a distant memory was jarred loose during a period...
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Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles

Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles   Who among frequent computer users does not occasionally play a game or take an anonymous on-line quiz?  Call the practice a diversion, a habit, or an addiction…but one thing is clear,...
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The Peace Corps Jocks

The Peace Corps Jocks
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Peace Corps Jocks Nobody would believe it if you told them that a rag-tag crew of a mere handful of Peace Corps Volunteers would whip the Pakistanis in both basketball and volley ball...
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How Did The Surveying Teacher Know Where The Canberra Bomber Was Headed?

How Did The Surveying Teacher Know Where The Canberra Bomber Was Headed?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Practical Lesson in Compass Reading   Being around the action in Viet Nam for almost three years led to plenty of predictable moments of violence.  But some of the earlier and later encounters were not...
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A Simple Math Problem

A Simple Math Problem
On the road again..! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Simple Math Problem   How do you divide 6 chapattis into equal parts to provide equal portions and a simple lunch for four foresters? The math is simple enough but the problem, at the...
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Underutilized Scientific Equipment in Third World Countries

Underutilized Scientific Equipment in Third World Countries
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Things Ain’t Always What You Think   What would you think if you walked into a well equipped chemical laboratory during the middle of a work day and didn’t see white smocked chemists and technicians...
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